Good morning and happy Friday! We made it to the weekend!
My next door neighbor and friend had her third baby boy a few weeks ago. I knew I wanted to bring them dinner and scrolled through my Pinterest boards for ideas. I usually make a lasagna or a hot dish for friends, but because it has been so hot outside, I decided on a simple summer salad with grilled chicken and a homemade vinaigrette.
This salad looks fancy, but it's all in the presentation! This is so easy and the homemade dressing takes less than 5 minutes to whip up. I paired it with a loaf of store bought bread and some homemade ice cream sandwiches. This comes together in no time!
*Spinach & Romaine mixed together
*Hard boiled eggs
*Grilled Chicken (I just butterflied 2 chicken breasts, drizzle EVOO, add McCormick's seasoning to both sides, and grill in a pan on the stove top. I keep a lid over them at a high heat to get that "grilled" look and taste)
*Blue Cheese crumbles (I put this on the side because I know blue cheese is one of those things you either love or you hate!)
*Avacado (I decided to not cut these before taking to them because I wasn't sure exactly when they would be eating. I wanted them to stay fresh)
Garlic Lime Vinaigrette:
*1/3 cup olive oil
*zest of one lime + 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
*1 clove minced garlic
*2 Tablespoons honey
*2 Tablespoons heavy cream
*1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pour ingredients together, shake, and chill.
Our friends live right next door, so I was able to take dinner to them on this tray with some fresh cut stems from the yard. Love is in the details for me. :) xoxo
You can find the original source for this salad recipe here.
P.S. I'm tagging along on a work trip with Steve next week, so it will be radio silence around here. I'm excited to explore a city I've never been to! Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see pics from the trip!